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Black Tie: Velvet/Velvetine(?) Dinner Jacket

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Colr, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. Colr

    Colr Active Member

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    I need to buy a new DJ as I have shrunk to the extent that my old one is not like a tent. I fancy a velvet dinner jacket with a shawl collar that I can wear with black dress trousers or trews. I was looking at suitthatfits to get one made and I noticed they have velvet but it is called "velvetine" velvet. Like so:-

    http://www.asuitthatfits.com/shop/i...&Material Type=64&task=sortby&sortby=pop_desc

    "Velveteen", as far as I know is not real velvet so if I go for this would it be inferior in quality to an off the peg jacket like this one....

    http://www.oliverbrown.org.uk/mens-.../single-breasted-shawl-collar-smoking-jackets

    ...or would there be little difference so getting the fitted item may be better? Any clues?
     
  2. GBR

    GBR Well-Known Member

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    Get a normal evening dress. For most functions you would look like something of an idiot in such a thing. Fine if the function is at your home or if you are the Chairman of your company or other eccentric, not fine other wise.
     
  3. Colr

    Colr Active Member

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    Hmmm. Maybe.

    It's a concern, I'll admit. Trews can go with the coatee anyway and are OK with a normal dinne jacket.

    Could go with SuitThatFits one or off the peg Marc Wallace and get it tweeked.

    Quite like this one
    https://www.marcwallace.com/shop/shawl-collar-dinner/

    Any other makes worth looking at?
     
  4. GBR

    GBR Well-Known Member

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    Assuming it fits and you like it, it will be fine.

    Trews (usually tartan) are fine/quite acceptable for the Scots but that is it. For all others it is stupid and is merely affectation.
     
  5. Colr

    Colr Active Member

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    I'm Scots, so that's fine.
     

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